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Proxmox vs 7 Released

Proxmox, the Virtualization Platform which includes Linux Containers as well as KVM on the same chassis / OS today released its latest stable version.

It’s based on the great Debian 11 “Bullseye” and comes with a 5.11 kernel, QEMU 6.0, LXC 4.0, OpenZFS 2.0.4. and countless enhancements and bugfixes.

Here is a selection of the highlights

  • Debian 11 “Bullseye”, but using a newer Linux kernel 5.11
  • LXC 4.0, QEMU 6.0, OpenZFS 2.0.4
  • Ceph Pacific 16.2 as new default; Ceph Octopus 15.2 remains supported.
  • Btrfs storage technology with subvolume snapshots, built-in RAID, and self-healing via checksumming for data and metadata.
  • New ‘Repositories’ Panel for easy management of the package repositories with the GUI.
  • Single Sign-On (SSO) with OpenID Connect
  • QEMU 6.0 with ‘io_uring’, a clean-up option for un-referenced VM disks
  • LXC 4.0 has full support for cgroups2
  • Reworked Proxmox installer environment
  • ACME standalone plugin with improved support for dual-stacked (IPv4 and IPv6) environments
  • ifupdown2 as default for new installations
  • chrony as the default NTP daemon

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